Meet The Team
We are a team of vision scientists, optometrists, engineers, and programmers. Our mission is to bring recent technological advances in virtual reality and eye-tracking to optometrists, vision therapists, and other clinicians, enabling them to provide improved clinical outcomes and engaging therapeutic experiences to patients with vision disorders.
Chang Yaramothu Ph.D., FAAO
Acting CEO / Chief Technology Officer
Chang is a biomedical engineer who studies the relationship between vision dysfunction and concussions. He is passionate about using technology to deliver affordable care to underserved communities. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Tara L. Alvarez Ph.D., FNAI, FAAO, FAIMBE
Chief Scientific Officer
Tara is a biomedical engineer and vision scientist who incubated OMT’s core technology in her lab at NJIT. Tara’s numerous publications in the field of neural engineering laid the foundation for OMT to automate the analysis of eye movements. She is a Fellow of AIMBE and of the National Academy of Inventors, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry.
Mitchell Scheiman O.D., Ph.D., FCOVD, FAAO
Chief Medical Officer
Mitch is a true thought leader in optometry. He has coordinated multiple large randomized clinical trials, authored several textbooks, and published hundreds of articles in the field. His decades of experience in both clinical practice and research are critical to OMT’s mission of developing the next generation of optometric tools. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry.
Chief Operating Officer
Vinay is a strategic business leader in the medical devices industry with global commercial and general management experience. He has previously held executive leadership positions at Medtronic, C.R.Bard, and Johnson & Johnson. Vinay is an adjunct faculty for Strategy and Marketing at Rutgers University and is affiliated with angel investment and venture groups focused on the MedTech and EdTech verticals.
Anthony is an Assistant Baseball Coach (Pitchers & Catchers) at D1 NJIT. An Operations Management and Economics major with extensive work in sports science and analytics, he worked in Player Development with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays prior to his work in collegiate athletics.
Elaine Bochniewicz Ph.D.
Elaine is a multifaceted engineering leader with over 20 years’ experience and a passion for working on cybersecurity for medical devices. She volunteers for the Biohacking Village Capture the Flag event at Defcon to help the next round of security researchers learn how to secure these devices.